A VPN Can Help You Watch The Australian Open From Anywhere
Running from the 19th of January through to the 1st of February, the 2015 Australian Open promises to be an exciting and engaging event. Impressively, this year will be the 103rd edition of the tournament. It is also an event that is normally well-attended.
The Australian Open is one of four Grand Slam tennis events that are held annually and chronologically, it is the first of these events to be held each year. Even though, Australia is relatively isolated geographically, the event is still a highly significant one and key tennis players from across the globe compete in the event.
The significance of this event means that there will be a lot of different networks covering it. However, even then, it can be challenging to watch the event from some parts of the world.
Without a doubt, the best way for most people to watch any sports event is by streaming it online. Watching events online gives you a lot of flexibility about what you see and when you see it. In our busy modern world, that is a major advantage.
How easy or difficult it is for you to watch an event that you are interested in really depends on your geographical location. If you are in somewhere like the United States or the UK, you probably won’t have that many issues. However, if you are in other countries, you can find that you have many more issues.
This comes down to a process called regional restriction.
Regional restriction is a common approach that websites often use. It’s a way for websites to control who sees their content and who doesn’t, and the decision is often connected to copyright issues.
In practice, this means that a website will look at your IP address when you try to look at certain content. If your IP address is from a part of the world that the site doesn’t accept, you won’t be able to see the site or perhaps the content.
This practice is very common when it comes to YouTube videos, and you may have noticed that some videos say the content cannot be displayed in your country.
Getting Around It
Getting around regional restriction is particularly important for the Australian Open, because this is the least televised Grand Slam tennis event. This happens because of the large time difference between Australia and other parts of the world, which makes means that many of the events are held early in the morning for North American viewers.
Regional restriction might be frustrating, but it does have limitations. In particular, the process relies on your IP address to work out your location. This means that regional restriction can be manipulated.
The best way to do this is through a VPN. A VPN gives you the ability to mask you IP address with the one that a VPN server provides. By doing this, you can make it look like you are physically located where the server is located.
So, to watch the streaming sports events that you want to, like the Australian Open, you just need to connect to a VPN server that is located in a place that can get access to the content.
There are a lot of different providers out there and many of them work very well. My personal favorite is VyperVPN, which has worked well for me for many different needs and in many different situations.